Advance your nursing career with a Bachelor's degree

Earn your BSN degree through a qualified nursing program

Many colleges offer qualified nursing degree programs. Take advantage of current nursing job opportunities

With an expected twenty six percent growth rate in the nursing field by the year 2016, more Tennessee nurses are going back to school to earn their Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN). After completing the RN program students have a choice to attain a BSN Degree. Many BSN-level nurses obtain more long term jobs due to the management role of their positions. They are more equipped to handle leadership roles, such as becoming nursing teachers or nursing managers. A BSN educated nurse is also trained to handle more critical and complex patients due to their extensive training. Most Tennessee RNs with a BSN make between $5,000 and $10,000 more per year than less educated RNs.

In Tennessee there are several ways to obtain a BSN degree. The traditional way would be to attend school for four years. As with all Bachelor Degree programs, during your first two years you would complete you basic education courses along with a few nursing courses. Your third and fourth year would entirely focus on you core nursing curriculum. Registered Nurses in Tennessee have another option to obtain their BSN. Since most of these nurses are already in the workforce, they choose to either go to school part time or full time. With classes available on campus at night, online, or self-paced, a BSN is usually earned in a year and a half or less depending on the student. There is also an option for students who already have a Degree and just want a career change. These students are generally looking to add a BSN as their second degree. These students need to complete the required nursing courses since all of their general education courses are complete.

With so many options available to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Tennessee nurses are in a great position to enhance their careers and credentials. In fact the state of Tennessee has over 30 accredited schools with a BSN degree program in their curriculum. Once this degree is obtained the possibilities are expanded upon. Students can go on to add a Masters of Science in Nursing, allowing them to work as Nurse Practitioners or even a Anesthesiology Nurse.

Use our custom school search box to find a local college or online university to complete your BSN

Online BSN Degree in Tennessee

Browse our active list of schools in Tennessee that currently offer an online BSN program

  • Study around your schedule, when and where you want
  • Become a true transformative leader as you promote social responsibility and management best practices
  • Apply the skills and knowledge you learn in class to your current job
  • Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid may also be available to help students with their tuition.


  • B.S. in RN to BS Nursing

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

At Baker College, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between an on campus education or an online education, depending on what works best for you and for your schedule. Our ground campuses are located across Michigan and one campus in Reading, Pennsylvania. 


  • Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor

Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

The University of Saint Mary is a Catholic institution in Leavenworth, Kansas, that has been educating students since 1923. Guided by the vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, USM seeks to inspire students and to prepare them for value-centered lives and careers that will benefit our global society.


  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

List of CCNE Accredited BSN
Programs in Tennessee

Complete list of Tennessee colleges and universities that offer CCNE accredited BSN programs:

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, TN
BSN Degree

Belmont University
Nashville, TN
(615) 460-2002
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Belmont University/Trevecca Nazarene University Consortium
Nashville, TN
BSN Degree

Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr
McKenzie, TN
(651) 638-6400
BSN Degree

Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

East Tennessee State University
386 Highway 91, Ste 1
Johnson City, TN
(423) 542-3465
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

King College
5825 Old Jonesboro Rd
Bristol, TN
(423) 573-9963
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Martin Methodist College
423 W Madison St
Pulaski, TN
(931) 363-6090
BSN Degree

Middle Tennessee State University
Mtsu 117
Murfreesboro, TN
(615) 898-2103
BSN Degree

Milligan College
1 Milligan College
Milligan College, TN
(423) 461-8700
BSN Degree

Tennessee Technological University
2567 Cook Rd
Cookeville, TN
(931) 484-7413
BSN Degree

Tennessee Wesleyan College
208 Green St
Knoxville, TN
(423) 453-5691
BSN Degree

Trevecca Nazarene University
168 Jack Miller Blvd
Nashville, TN
(931) 431-2667
BSN Degree

Union University
2745 Hacks Cross Rd
Jackson, TN
(901) 759-0029
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of Memphis
3890 Central Ave
Memphis, TN
(901) 678-2007
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Professional Nursing Resources

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Tennessee Board of Nursing

227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 532-5166

Accredited Online BSN Programs

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